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Privacy Policy

We do not share information about individuals with others, unless you ask us to do so or where we have indicated that we will forward your details to our partners. We may share aggregate statistics about our consumers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. We collect the e-mail addresses of those communicating with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer.


The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web site, used to notify consumers about updates to our Web site, used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes unless a consumer has specifically asked us not to. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, writing to us at the above address.


If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings with information on new services or upcoming events relating to the property market. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending us e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, writing to us at the above address.


Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by sending us e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, writing us at the above address.


This privacy policy sets out how BellPepper uses and protects any information that you give BellPepper when you use this website. BellPepper is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. BellPepper may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.


What we collect

We may collect the following information:


  • Name

  • Contact information including email address

  • Property information to enable us to provide you with the requested services 

  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests


What we do with the information we gather


We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.

  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

  • For security purposes.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Links to other websites


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


This Privacy Policy is provided on behalf of Bell Pepper Investments Limited, company registration number 12227334. 


Why we use your personal information 

Under data protection law, we can only use your personal information if we have a proper reason for doing so, e.g.  to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; for the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract; for our legitimate interests or those of a third party such as:  run, grow and develop our business; ensure a safe environment for our staff and website visitors;

marketing, market research and business development; provide client services; and, or internal group administrative purposes.

To confirm your identity  (A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests) 


To provide you with information or with related information to which you have consented.

If you have any feedback on this Policy, please let us know using the contacts details at the end of this Policy. 


Data Protection Act and GDPR


In these circumstances: 

When you enquire about our services and give us your personal information by phone, email, via our website, in writing, by text message, instant messaging or social media. This includes but is not limited to information you give us when you request quotations, register for email alerts, request literature, exclusive offers and new products/services. The information you give us can include:  Your name, telephone number and your email address, information to enable us to check and verify your identity, e.g. your date of birth, your gender information, location data, from your IP location and also if you choose to give this to us personal, your billing information National Insurance number, financial transaction and payment card information, your personal or professional interests, your professional online presence, e.g. LinkedIn profile, your contact history, purchase history and saved items, information from accounts you link to us, e.g. Facebook, information to enable us to undertake credit or other financial checks on you, information about how you use our website, IT, communication and other systems, your responses to surveys, competitions and promotions  This personal information is required to provide property investment products and services to you. It also allows us to comply with our legal obligations such as Anti-Money laundering checks. If you do not provide the personal information we ask for, it may delay or prevent us from providing products and services to you. 

When you visit our website, we automatically collect information which includes: The Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, your geographic location, your browser and browser plug-in type and version, and your operating system and platform. We also collect information about your visit, including the source of your visit, and the full click path and mouse movement through our sites (including date and time). This includes the services you viewed, searches you made on our sites, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as page scrolling, mouse clicks, mouse movements and keyed text), and how you navigated away from any page. 


When we email you: From time to time when you open an email, we've sent you, we automatically collect information including your geographic location, browser type and version, the device, and the operating system and platform you're using. We also collect information about your email consumption, including the full click path from within and on to our sites (including date and time), and whether you opened, deleted, forwarded, printed or unsubscribed from the email, and how long the email was open. 


When we receive your information from third party service providers: We may receive information about you from third party service providers such as credit reference agencies, payment service providers, or analytics providers. If we don't receive all of the personal information, we've requested from you, then we won't be able to provide all of our products and services to you. 


Reasons for collecting your data:


In compliance with GDPR Article 6 ("processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract"), we will use the personal data for purposes that include but are not limited to:  Processing any enquiries, you have about our services. This includes carrying out any obligations specified in any contracts between us. 


Verifying your identity when you use our services or contact us;  When you call our main contact phone number +44 208 123 3910 we'll collect the Calling Line Identification information and keep a copy of the call for training and security purposes.


We'll also use your information to help improve our efficiency and effectiveness. 

  • Delivering our services to you

  • Analysing our services with the aim of improving them

  • Notifying you about changes to the Website, services or Website Conditions or anything else we may be required or reasonably expected to notify you of

  • Ensuring the content on the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer. 


In compliance with GDPR Article 6 ("the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes"), if you have given and not withdrawn consent, we may use the personal data for these purposes: 

  • Providing you with information about our other services, offers or products that you may be interested in

  • Providing you with information about third-party services, offers or products that you may be interested in


In compliance with GDPR Article 6 ("processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child."), we will use the personal data for purposes that include but are not limited to: 

  • Providing you with the best service and information about our services, and to review your ongoing needs

  • Responding to your enquiries or requests and investigating or settling disputes

  • Providing you with your subscription confirmation

  • Identifying and preventing fraud

  • Determining the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising


To deal with any enquiries or issues you have about how we collect, store and use your information, or any requests made by you for a copy of the information we hold about you.  For internal corporate reporting, business administration, ensuring adequate insurance coverage for our business, ensuring the security of company facilities, research and development, and to identify and implement business efficiencies. 


Sharing your data

We'll share your personal information with other members of BellPepper Investments Ltd: 

Help us to better understand your needs, run your accounts and improve our products and services. This could be, for example, client modelling, or statistical and trend analysis; and

contact you to tell you about the products and services we provide and think you could be interested in.

We also share your information with the following third parties: partners, suppliers, sub-contractors including but not limited to payment service providers, advertising networks, our professional advisors such as Solicitors, auditors, surveyors, insurers and information, service and software providers that help us improve and optimize our sites.  Our reasons for sharing your information with these service providers include: 

  • To uphold our part of any contract we enter into with them or you.

  • To enforce or apply our statutory disclosures or any other agreement or to protect the rights, property or safety of our sites, our users or others.

  • In agreement with advertisers and advertising networks that require your information so they can select and serve adverts about our services to you and others. We will only share your personal information with third party advertisers in order to help them provide services on our behalf.


We will also disclose your information to third parties: 

  • Where it is in our legitimate interests to do so to run, grow and develop our business:

  • If we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets

  • If substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by us will be one of the transferred assets;

  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information: in order to comply with any legal obligation, any lawful request from government, judicial bodies or agencies to make sure we comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; with law enforcement officials; and as may be required to meet national security or law enforcement requirements or prevent illegal activity; to work with fraud prevention agencies, other companies and organizations to prevent or detect financial and other crime.

  • In order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or any other agreement or to respond to any claims, to protect our rights or the rights of a third party, to protect the safety of any person or to prevent any illegal activity

  • To protect our rights, property, or safety and that of our staff, our customers or other persons. This may include exchanging personal information with other organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


When we share your information with third parties, we make sure the appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information.  We will never sell, trade, or rent your personal information to anyone. We may also disclose and use anonymized, aggregated reporting and statistics about users of our website or our services for the purpose of internal reporting or reporting to our group or other third parties, and for our marketing and promotion purposes. None of these anonymised, aggregated reports or statistics will enable our users to be personally identified. 

Storing your data

We take reasonable and appropriate measures to keep your personal data secure where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements). We shall prevent your personal data from being lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.  All personal data will be stored on our computer system and external hard drive and/or in the cloud. All storage systems will be password protected and may be encrypted. Where data is stored on paper or forms, all personal data is locked away when not in use and disposed of securely after use either using document shredders or third-party disposal  organizations  who have been contracted to dispose of documents appropriately. Any personal data sent to us, either in writing or email, may be insecure in transit and we cannot guarantee its delivery.  We will make reasonable efforts to ensure the data is accurate and up to date. We undertake to rectify any inaccuracies of which we become aware of without delay.  We will only keep your data for as long as necessary and justified. We ensure that we only keep the minimum data needed for the purposes of performing the services to you, legitimate interests, and in line with our legal obligations. For example, but not limited to dealing with complaints and audits.  Personal data will usually be retained for 10 years as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, after which time it is destroyed. We can use it to respond to any questions or complaint, to maintain records according to the rules that apply to us, or for fighting financial crime including fraud.  In certain circumstances, we will keep your information for longer than ten years - for example if we can't delete it for technical reasons or for compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations. If your personal information is kept for longer than ten years for research and statistical purposes it will be anonymized.  When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to hold your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it. If we can't do this (for example, because your personal information is stored in backup archives), we'll securely store your personal information, only use it for a purpose we've already communicated to you and isolate it from any further processing until archives are deleted.  We usually store your information on our secure servers in the United Kingdom.  However, where we use third parties to process your information for us, for any reason detailed in our Terms and Conditions, we may transfer your information to, and store it and process it inside or outside the European Economic Area. This could be for (but isn't limited to) the following purposes:  In order to obtain quotations or to arrange investments or insurances with regulated entities.  Our partners and service providers may also transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area.  We'll take all steps reasonably necessary to make sure that your personal information is treated securely. For example, as permitted by Article 46 of the General Data Protection Regulation, we use standard contractual clauses with third parties, so that your information is protected to the same standards as it is in the European Economic Area. If your information is sent to the US, in accordance with Articles 45 and 46 of the General Data Protection Regulation we make sure it goes to an organisation that is part of the Privacy Shield or that we use standard contractual clauses with third parties, so that your information is protected to the same standards as it is in the European Economic Area. Privacy Shield is the framework that sets privacy standards for information sent between US and EU countries, and it uses similar standards as the European Economic Area.  Countries outside the European Economic Area where your personal information can be transferred to include: United States of America, Canada, India and Australia. 

Consumer Protection and Distance Selling Regulations


Using our website

This Policy applies when you use one of the above websites and their content. Partners who provide content or other linking sites found on our websites can also gather information and you should check their privacy notices.  If you visit our websites or use our mobile and/or tablet apps (collectively referred to as "our sites") you acknowledge that the practices described in this Policy apply. Our sites can, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please remember that they have their own policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies or how they collect and use your information.  Our websites let you share via third party social media applications, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. These social media apps can collect and use information about how you use our sites (see details on 'Social Sharing' cookies in our Cookie Policy). Social media companies can collect and use any personal information that you provide via social media apps according to their own privacy policies, and you should read these carefully before you submit any personal information to these websites. We don't have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or how they use your information. 


We do not and will not knowingly collect information from any unsupervised child under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you may not use our sites unless your parent or guardian has provided us with their consent for your use of our sites or our site (as applicable).


Cookies provide information regarding the computer used by a visitor to a website. We may use cookies where appropriate to gather information about your computer in order to assist us in improving our website.

We may gather information about your general internet use by using the cookie. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data which does not identify any personal details whatsoever.


Our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our website.


You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish, but this might restrict your use of our websites. This can be done within the ‘settings’ section of your computer. For more information please read the advice at


Please note that we collect data from our websites about use of the websites using a web analysis tool which uses cookies that are (able to be) used to generate pseudonyms for a user’s profile. This means that use cookies (which may be stored on your computer after you leave our websites) can store information about your visit.

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